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Poster: light into ashes Date: Aug 25, 2011 9:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

I like the 3/1 Star more, actually....it feels more heavy and tense to me, whereas the 3/2 Star seems more loose and wandering. But you can certainly hear them differently; they are extremely similar (the closest two Stars of the run).
2/28 almost takes the prize for best one, though - it's very dramatic and has some excellent parts, like the melodic post-verse jam, and later it starts getting really noisy like they'd do later in '69....and suddenly Jerry drops out for a while and it kind of falls apart.
I agree with the conventional wisdom that 2/27 is the best Star of the run. (For instance, it's the only one with a continuous segue from Mountains.)

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 25, 2011 10:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

jeez, I haven't even listened to the 2/28 and 2/27 versions yet.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 26, 2011 4:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

Youre posting about the 3/1 and 3/2 Dark Stars, but you have not heard the Dark Star from 2/27 yet?

{astonishment}

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 26, 2011 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

Yea. For w.e reason I always thought that the 3/1 version was the top dog so didn't pay as much attention to the other versions.

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Poster: BornEasement Date: Aug 26, 2011 8:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

you've..
never...
listened...
to..
LIVE/DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 26, 2011 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

yea you're pretty much right about that. I do however play the st. > 11 from it at the bar frequently. The bartenders hate when I put on dead so I figure I'd give them a break by not playing the ds. I also have a mint copy of LIve/dead that my ex got me in amsterdam. Been meaning to play it on my dads record player.

Anyone want to enlighten me on the dates used for live/dead?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 26, 2011 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

Dark Star and St Stephen are from 2/27/69

The Eleven and Lovelight are from 1/26/69

Death Don't Have No Mercy, Feedback and AWBYGN are from 3/2/69

It's very difficult for me to believe that you have never listened to the 2/27/69 Dark Star before. But then again, youve commented that you prefered the music from late '72 over that of Europe '72 but later admitted that you had never listed to the best shows from that tour...

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 26, 2011 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

Cliff, I can't seem to understand your problem with a young enthusiastic dead head. I mean, you didn't know everything about the dead right away, why expect that from me?


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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 26, 2011 3:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

Dont be so thin skinned ;)

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Aug 26, 2011 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dark Star - 1969 - 3/1 vs. 3/2

don't be so negative ;)